Health & Fitness

  • 5 Common ER questions that could save you a visit

    common ER questions At some point or another, we have all been in a situation where we must ask ourselves if an emergency room visit is needed. Whether we are pondering strange chest pain, or evaluating a burn on our child, it is imperative that we think fast. Be prepared, and know the answers to the most common…
  • 4 Healthy Dad Tips For Father’s Day And Beyond

    fathers day With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s important to recognize how to keep our dads, no matter the age, in tip top shape--mentally and physically. Considering how much they support us, we should show our gratitude by encouraging healthy behaviors and family activity. Here are some starting points that should work well for any family dynamic.…
  • Understanding Freestanding Emergency Centers

    freestanding emergency room Since Freestanding Emergency Centers are a newer phenomenon in healthcare, confusion isn’t an uncommon reaction. Here’s what you need to know. What is a Freestanding Emergency Center? A freestanding emergency center (or FEC) is exactly like it sounds: an independent emergency room with lifesaving personnel and technology. Each state has its own requirements for a…
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Suffering Heat Stroke During Summer and the Signs

    heat stroke With summer just around the corner, temperatures will soon be increasing, which means extreme heat levels are to be expected. This is also the time of year when we see a rise in heat strokes. A heat stroke occurs when the body’s temperature elevates to about 104°F (40°C) or higher, and the body’s vital systems…
  • 5 Memorial Day Safety Tips

    MemorialDaySafety It’s time for a nice and relaxing three day weekend, as Memorial Day is almost here! As joyous as holidays can be, they also can lead to dangerous situations if the right precautions aren’t taken. Whether you’re vacationing, grilling out, or meeting your buddies for a night on the town, we want you to prioritize…
  • Most Common Summer ER Visits

    ER Summer Visit The summer months are a great time to enjoy time with your family and relax. However, emergency room visits spike during the summer months for various reasons. From more constant outdoor chores, to daylight savings extending the hours kids can go outside and play, the warm weather brings more chances of accidents and injuries. As…
  • Summer Safety Tips

    summer safety tips Keep your family safe this summer with simple summer safety tips advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Fireworks Safety Know and obey all laws regarding fireworks. Always report any illegal use of fireworks. Children should never use fireworks without adult supervision. Read instructions to make sure fireworks are age appropriate. Even “safe” fireworks…
  • Yoga Poses for Beginners

    NEC_MayBlog_Updates_Thumb So, you want so start yoga. We’re ready to help you get started with some beginner yoga poses. Yoga will help you build your strength and confidence. Grab a mat and combine these moves for the perfect beginner yoga session. Mountain Pose For this pose stand tall with your feet together. Make sure your shoulders…
  • How to Track Your Workout Results

    NEC_April2017Blogs_Design_wk4-thumb1 Many people find that selecting a workout program is easy, however, it’s the staying on target part that often causes them to be unsuccessful at attaining a weight loss goal. A large part of it comes down to workout results. Either they don’t see results quick enough or they’re improperly measuring their progress. Here are…
  • 6 Water Workouts

    NEC_April2017Blogs_Design_gg-wk1-Thumb-3 Who says the best workouts happen on land? You can tone and build your muscles through water workouts. From your legs, to your core, you can get your heart rate up, and burn some calories doing these simple underwater exercies. Remember to do these exercises on the shallow end of the pool in about 4…
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